Now Playing: WOW
Topic: Poolside & Surfing
good girl gone bad
Zebra 3 Reports
Sunday, 23 October 2005
Saturday, 22 October 2005
A MARTYR SPEAKS TO SLEEPING AMERICA
Now Playing: Tommy Chongs Life Stolen From Him Due To Stupid Pot Laws
Topic: Civil Rights
Tommy Chong In-Prison Interview
Click Here to watch ("Real-Player") Video
He talks about the Drug War and his awareness of his peaceful outlook from inside the walls of an unjust system. All he did was sell some glass pipes and he gets 9 months prison time....?
Well now he has been out for a while.
Here in the Zebra 3 Report is the link to hear Tommy Chongs talk about being Drug Free, stories of crossing the border and how John Ashcroft was out to get him. Nice to hear his voice and him rap about how rediculous the laws, lies and the Governments greedy sick hypocritical ways of treating nice people.
Listen to his Out of-Prison Interview on NPR now that he is a FREE man as he rightly deserves to be. Imagine being jailed for selling pipes
.... --> Click Here
With all the up to date --> CURRENT INFORMATION <-- that is available these days, it is a damn rotten shame we punish people for indulging in this beautiful plant.
Not every Joe Anybody has to smoke marijuana but certainly its not asking too much to let those who need to or want to indulge,be granted the freedom and respect to be left alone.
iT iS DaMn* wrong to jail innocent users! I am appalled! SHAME! ...I ask you are we not a civilized free nation "with the right to pursue happiness" here in this *UNITED* states? What gives them the right to steal a mans life?
Force fed Prisoners and Weapons Inspector Speaks Out
Now Playing: BLODDY TUBE UP THE NOSE AT GAUNTANAMO BAY PRISON
Topic: Torture & Abuse
NOW THIS IS JUST ANOTHER DAY AT GUANTANAMO BAY
Doctors and Physician's and Riot Teams all are involved in useing forced medical tactics to try to keep the 100 HUNGER STRIKERS alive
Now what is happening is that there is such a pathetic state of human life abuse going on at this USA run Prison. The hunger strikers are not eating because they are protesting the conditions and their treatment in prison. The fact that they are being held for years with no charges,
and all the abuses they are subject to see my link here just for an example.
The disrespect for the Geneva Conditions by my government is deplorable.
Listen to a Lawyer speak about what how the US Military is using Tubes to force feed the prisoners while they are shackled to the floor. The tubes are bloody and full of vile from the previous prisoner who they just force fed by running these big long tubes up there noses into there stomaches, they are not cleaned from one prisoner to the next. Is this sick or what?
The US Military is worried that the prisoners will be dying there and bringing more (bad)attention to the prison. Can you believe that?. Our policies to do this is so bad and disturbingly preverted that the prisoners are starving themselves to death.....THIS IS SICK AMERICA ~ THIS IS OUR GOVERNMENT! WAKE UP! THIS IS WRONG!
...Watch here--> Democracy Now AUDIO CLIP
The lawyer is on first.
And then Scott Rider is after her.
This is an excellent clip by ex - Weapons Inspector in Iraq "Scott Rider" who is speaking about how the USA got into this mess with Iraq, and how the Weapons Inspector were thwarted by not only our own false WMD stories, but also tactics from going back to the ol Bush's dads days in office and his attitude to starve the country with "sanctions". (this sanctions issue will be exposd more in the upcoming Zebra 3 reports)
We were being sold a phony story by our Government, and this ex-weapon inspector tells how our own Administration used sneaky back door ways to manipulate the Iraqis *and the American People. Its interesting to listen to this US inspector who has firsthand interesting comments about this mess and the lies we were told.
He also mentions the NeoCons and their 2002 policy installed by Bush and Co to have that "Neocon inspired objective" that being... the USA becomes the ones to "Achieve Global World Dominance"
My my my readers this is a nasty world that is a result of this administration reckless sneaky abuse!
Friday, 21 October 2005
Blogger - Cheaney - Torture - Scars - Toms Mug
Now Playing: The Big 5
WASHINGTON--Politicians indicated on 10-19-05 that a proposed law offering journalists special privileges might not be extended to Web loggers.
"The relative anonymity afforded to bloggers, coupled with a lack of accountability, as they are not your typical brick-and-mortar reporters who answer to an editor or publisher, also has the risk of creating a certain irresponsibility when it comes to accurately reporting information," Sen. John Cornyn, a Texas Republican,
(figures a Republican would want to suppress protections)
Sparked by today's Washington Post story that suggests Vice President Cheney's office is involved in the Plame-CIA spy link investigation, government officials and advisers passed around rumors that the vice president might step aside and that President Bush would elevate Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice.
(oh! my goodness! Is this piece of shit-house of cards and deception falling apart at the seams? This snowball of corruption exposure is going to be fun to watch)
In a stunning vote to restore the rule of law to stop the government from using torture and abuse, the Senate voted 90-9 for an amendment by Senator John McCain (R-AZ) to ban the use of torture and cruel, inhuman, and degrading treatment. The McCain amendment must now pass the House of Representatives, and the Bush Administration is promising to fight it every step of the way. Your action is needed to make sure the McCain amendment becomes law. Write to your member of Congress and urge that the House of Representatives insist that the McCain amendment should stay in the Defense Department appropriations bill.
(Now Listen up! and Wake up! Sleeping America! Fill out the ACLU form to Congress that I have conveniently provide. Be a Real American! Did you get that? "The Bush Administration is promising to fight it??? are they sick??? or what?) STOP TORTURE!
An FBI doctor testified Monday that he found no significant scars on the back of a U.S. citizen who claims that Saudi police whipped and tortured him into falsely confessing he joined al-Qaida and plotted to assassinate President Bush.
Richard Schwartz, a doctor contracted by the FBI, testified at a pretrial hearing that he examined Abu Ali in February, when he was brought to the U.S. from Saudi Arabia to face charges.
Schwartz said he saw three or four lines of "increased pigmentation" on Abu Ali's upper back when he conducted his physical exam.
The marks "appeared somewhat inconsequential," Schwartz said, and he did not include them in his written report. But he acknowledged on cross-examination that they could have been caused by a flogging.
(see this whole statement needs to be understood fully and the various options and all the facts considered, I am willing to eat my hemp hat on the fact that, those are real flogging scars.
I actually believe it based on our shitty way we value and respect human lives in prisons abroad and are whole torture policy under Bush and Company. You see I read the following --> HERE
"Abu Ali said he was tortured the day after he was arrested in Medina, Saudi Arabia, where he was attending college. When he was first taken into custody, he said, he told the Saudis he wanted to speak to the U.S. Embassy.
"I wasn't really cooperative at first. I said I would like to call the U.S. Embassy. I was denied that," Abu Ali testified, angrily smacking his hand on the podium. He said that the Saudis told him, "The embassy is not going to help you; you have to help yourself."
He said he refused to cooperate during four or five initial interview sessions, but relented after the whipping, in which he said he was struck an unknown number of times by an object he could not see because he was blindfolded and handcuffed to the floor. "I told them that I would cooperate and everything stopped," Abu Ali said. "I felt defeated, humiliated."
Readers...., I read that and feel like crap ... I think somebody ought to be fired ,,
For the little it matters remember this guy was born in the USA?. ....my my my!...what a mess! huh?)
"The Hammer Got Nailed" is a good way to say it. The smiling 'pose' by Mr T is a smile that reminds many of us to enjoy in this event as much as Tom seems to be ...This climatic photo shoot gots me smiling bigtime!.....and heck I'm just Joe Anybody!
~ MUG SHOT OF HAMMER TIME ~
Monday, 17 October 2005
The Power of an Innocent Baby
Now Playing: street roots poet hits homerun
Topic: Poolside & Surfing
I don't really know him
I see him about once a week
Selling the Homeless "Street Roots" newspaper.
He gets 75 cents ..the newspaper gets a 25 cents.
A co-worker and I see him on the corner by Safeway, selling the paper in his usual upbeat way.
He is a nice young man, with a friendly attitude and generally a happy mood.
Tattoos all over his face and neck and actually where ever I see skin..., makes me feel kind of leery, but then I see his girlfriend is with him, sitting next to their newborn baby who is sleeping in the deluxe size baby carriage, all which eases the feeling of uncertainty of intermingling with the tattooed anarchy news paper hawker.
The baby is sleeping, all tucked and snuggled away in a warm clean blanket, eyes closed as the sun warms her face. I walk by, stopping to buy the paper, my co-worker and I joke with him that we both want our own copy and why sharing one copy wouldn't be good for him anyway.
As we walk away he says "Hey! I wrote the poem on the bottom of page Four. and it doesn't have anything bad or about death or the devil in it!" we smile and I say "Cool! we will check it out" He says "The poem is about my beautiful daughter" then he grins and looks down at her. hmmmmmm he must of written some devil poems or stuff about Death at some time or another ... he seems sort a like a punk rocker/ anarchy tattooed kinda guy so i guess that kind of comment shouldn't be to off
None the less, here it is in the Zebra 3 Report right from the streets of Portland quoted/copied from
Street Roots Issue Oct 14 2005 the poem titled:
by Jason Mitchell
The birth of a new creation
into this distraught world of devastation
brings some relaxation
to my every day frustration.
Feeling guilty of treason.
Thanks to my daughter
I know have reason,
a family to celebrate
the season of believing
the magic of conceiving
the beautiful gift of life
on which you cannot put a price.
Being needed is very nice.
Friday, 14 October 2005
USA Guantanamo Bay's Own Prision Chaplin Wrongly Imprisoned
Now Playing: Guantanamo Chaplin Treatment By US Government
Topic: Torture & Abuse
Well its a Friday on October 14 and the USA is looking to release some detainees to their own country, at least that is what the headlines from Kuwaitifreedom website say.
(OH..By the way prisoners have been held for over 1372 days without due process......Well hell! Are we not a democracy? Don't we support freedom and due process here in the US?) (well this isn't the US - haha your sleeping again America!)
But the story that caught my eye was of the ex Guantanamo Chaplin who was held in prison as a spy and latter released (whoops we are not sorry).
Now why do you suspect, that when the Chaplin would go into were the cells and prisoners were.., the Guards would yell out "Chaplin on the Block"? Ya I know why! I bet you do too!
"I am a soldier, a citizen, and a patriot, says Captain James Yee. But in the eyes of a suspicious, misguided minority who have lost touch with America's national inclusiveness, and above all else I am a Muslim and that makes me a suspect. My experience had taught me how little cultural understanding of Islam most military leaders had," hey! You would think we would have experts in other nations cultures and lifestyles, educate our military leaders before we go to war with these countries? It sure wouldn't hurt.
Yee, who is a graduate of the prestigious US Military Academy at West Point, New York, whose father and two brothers were also soldiers, quit the US military after he was cleared of espionage charges.
Yee said he wanted to help his colleagues understand Islam. Well it looks pretty clear to just about any Joe Anybody "We understand Muslims are terrorist or suspects" this is based from the way we treat them here in the US and overseas...For example, Yee is living proof how we tend to be treating "non-Americans born" people. And he was a serviceman and of religious stature. Damn those warmongering-torturing-freedom wreckers anyway!
This Chaplin has a New Book out titled "For God and Country, Faith and Patriotism under Fire."
I really want to read it...
For Gods sake, Yee, is a Chaplin who wanted the torture to stop, and fair treatment of Islamic prisoners..., there must be some sick people running this prison/torture show when ya cant even respect the Chaplin and then try to "frame" him as a spy.
Heck Joe Anybody sure is starting to appreciate this guy.
And if you are like me, you will want to read more on Yee, so here is his Homepage website that is real informative.., it tells a lot about the injustice this man suffered, how his life that was taken for a few months, and the cost he as accrued in the hands of the Bush Crime Family. click --> HERE
Thursday, 13 October 2005
A Line of GOP's on the side of the Road
Now Playing: Got some time to take a long drive?
Topic: Poolside & Surfing
Hey Joe! ......Anybody wanna go for a drive?
Well get your hat on And hold on, its wet And it might get slippery!
Hey there is Tom Delay standing out in the rain ...keep driving! .....
HA! He deserves it!
Here read this while your driving (quote)"Studies have shown this process causes deafening noise, harming the marine environment. It causes fish swim bladders to explode, kills marine larvae, And disrupts the traditional migratory paths of some fish species And marine mammals, such as whales And dolphins. In some places, these disturbances have resulted in reductions in commercial fish catches up to 50 percent, And have caused whales to leave waters where they are habitually found".(end quote)
Wait! It also says "This process involves sending out sonic booms every 10-15 seconds."
Well Geee wizzz! Is this a Republican War Hawk with a new "sea weapon" they are testing?
But --> Noooo! Its George Bush administration's Minerals Management Service is preparing to conduct seismic testing off our coast to find possible offshore oil And gas drilling sites. So this is the first step toward opening such sites to drilling, And the seismic testing itself threatens fish And whale populations. As The Register Guard said in its July 28th editorial,"The intent is clear: to lay the groundwork. or drilling in sensitive coastal zones such as those off the Oregon Coast." I myself think it would be a shame. Because as we sleep the oceans will be screaming. And its so hard to drive And listen, And you know ...and sleeping too! this info found from At least thats what the email I got from OSPRIG.....
hey! there is ol What His Name ...the Frist Dude he is standing out in the rain too,,,, wow! crazy! hey slow down look at him ...Frist's ability to influence HCA stock decisions in the partnership was detailed in separate trust And partnership documents obtained by the AP. But he is not suppose to be affiliated with them or is to ensure lack of not only conflict of interest but appearance of conflict of interest at least" ,,,keep going dont stop I dont wanna talk to him! ..
OK, Here read (while I hold the wheel) THIS funny bit --> "Those documents show Thomas Frist was listed as the "general partner" And "registered agent" of Bowling Avenue Partners. He also was listed as president of the partnership's management company.
HCA is the nation's largest for-profit hospital chain. Thomas Frist is its chairman emeritus".
Wow! He is looking like he should get a ride with Tom! Ha no conflict of interest there! Shit I musta been sleeping when he pulled that one!
Speaking of Tom - How-The-heck-are-ya- Hammer denies any wrongdoing! burp* However, he was obligated to temporarily step aside as majority leader when charged. HA ha oooops caught were ya Tom?
The charges allege that corporate money was funneled to Texas legislative candidates in violation of state law. I knew it I bet he is BUSTED!! AGAIN!
You remember my Bakers Dozen Link I posted on Oct 3 here in the Zerra 3 Report.It was about Toms dirty big dollar tricks, so blatant And obvious, dang he could be a $ manipulating politician and he was caught with unethically money And with no doubt the crooners who support him with their wallets to gain favors in his tricky un-ethically ways.
Darn "lookout!" almost hit that guy who looked like Karl Rove ..didnt seem him lerking in the shadows along the wet roadside ...its so dark now And he is so shady you hardly can see him.., matter of fact when the other day that FAKE terrorist ALERT about in the NY SUBWAYS was being broad casted ...KArl (shady)ROve was in the news about one of his recent indictments. But we hardly got to enjoy that because but ..hey if we are not sleeping or working ..there probably is a terror alert (FAKE) You know to keep us under the thumb And preoccupiedly scared and in FEAR. Who can catch the news about Georges best friend K being INDICTED when we are so busy with FAKE reports on TERROR...
Shit the poor Republican Party more n more starting to look like a wet soggy bunch of Jail Birds!
Did they say orange or yellow alert day?
(panic - Fear)
Oh? ha they don't use that ol trick since before the election.., I had forgot .., worked for a while huh? Dang are we there yet this is getting long. That scared me seeing that last politician ...the "shady one"
YA know I bet he has to "Hit The Road Jack" I mean such a spindoctor basically means he is a LIAR. Thats not what I want in the White House.
Speaking of spin look at this Staged Teleconference Media Event...ha - whoa!!!!! get the press get the cameras read your line ...Practice Practice Practice..this is Presidential Bullshit so get it down we gotta make this WAR look good.
Do my taxes pay for this spin?
I mean listen to this quote --> "The soldiers all gave Bush an upbeat view of the situation. The president also got praise from the Iraqi soldier who was part of the chat." "Thank you very much for everything," he gushed. "I like you."
And all the while People dying for phony reasons ...well that is just what I heard Saddam is saying his death penalty is all about (cant blame him I would claim the same) read THIS about how, his attorney is saying the Bush Company doesn't have a good enough charge to pin on him. wow what next?... Damn Do I see Saddam on the side off the road hitchhiking as a free man in the near future?
"He had full immunity under the prevailing Iraqi
constitution and you cannot have a retroactive legislation that removes that immunity," Alani said in an interview with the BBC's "Newsnight" program late on Thursday.
The BBC said "Saddam's defense team has just received an 800-page bundle outlining the prosecution case. The report said many of the pages they have been sent are unreadable and they still have no charge details". Who compiled that report? Bozo the clown or maybe a bunch of Neocons? With their National Security Secret Ways> shit unreadable ..do you believe that?
Man what a drive....no wonder the The Bush administration pressed for the Supreme Court lawsuits claiming retaliation on Wednesday for a ruling that would make it harder for government whistleblowers to win . OH really ...God America, do we want that? Our rights slip if we just slightly sleep at the wheel....
I get tired of these Phony 1/2 assed truths!
I did think it was rather odd seeing so many GOP's lined up on the side of the road in the cold wet rain as we drove. Hey! Every man for him self like they say in that Grand Ol Party Way. Thanks for riding along.., read up ..Stay awake! and remember if "you" dont fight for truth and justice "who" will?
Wednesday, 12 October 2005
Cops & Corps & Serving Justice
Mood: not sure
Now Playing: Law and Order
Topic: Civil Rights
The year is 2005 and a Flood has overrun the town. Looting is everywhere and survival is your main concern.....so what do ya do --> get your self a new ride
Speaking of the Police did you see this LINK and how the Police beat-up a 64 year man by the name of Robert Davis for no reason other than he told one of the officers that he was "rude" for interrupting his conversation with some other police he was talking with. Next thing he knows the one cop who interrupted started slugging him in the head then 2 more jump in to dish out an old fashioned "beating by the man"Latter they claimed he was drunk...He hasn't had a drink in 25 years....nice one Brute's
Notice how the cop roughly shoves the AP reporter up against a vehicle....no wonder they get called "pigs"
--> HERE <-- is a link on this innocent man getting beat in New Orleans by the Police and
--> HERE <-- is another version that includes a short clip from the BBC.
The new chief says it was unnecessary use of force, Dont make me laugh! Did he figure that out all by his self?
FEMA re-bids after a Whistleblower says "Shame"
Now Playing: The Shell Game
Topic: FEMA & FAILURE
Well now first I must mention that on 8.29.05 a whistle blowers law suit is in the mix by Bunny Greenhouse. The officer who served as the top procurement official for the army corps of engineers, who has now been fired from her top job by the Pentagon and demoted from her hard-earned position in the elite senior executive service of the federal government. What did she do to merit this?
well... Bunny crossed Halliburton
All she did was ask why Halliburton was getting longterm no-bid contracts, and why it was getting waivers from on high for overcharging the government on fuel contracts.
In Congressional testimony, she called Halliburton's $7 billion oil-repair contract "the most blatant and improper contract abuse I have ever witnessed during the course of my [20 year] professional career." She added that "every aspect" of the deal had been controlled by Donnie Rumsfeld's office.
*Zipadeedo Da Zipadee-a Controlled by Donnie Rumsfield --all the way* .., sounds like that sad song that is sung to the sleeping. Pretty painless when one is asleep to care about anything.
So then I read in a blog from New Orleans that I have mentioned as being a favorite web cam site in previous posts. Well he says to go to this --> website to read about how... (quote) "Last week, U.S. Sen. David Vitter, R-La, introduced the Hurricane Katrina and Hurricane Rita Fairness in Contracting Act of 2005. The legislation would require open competition for contracts and emphasize the use of Louisiana businesses".(end quote)
Well how surprising!
One of those big bidders was The Shaw Group (Hey deep sleepers Remember Shaw Co from my post titled FEMA Quinn and a Blackhawk National Guard Hero CLICK HERE IN CASE YOU FORGOT Well there were three other companies besides Shaw that received $100 million no-bid FEMA contracts to build emergency housing.
So now Acting FEMA Director David Paulison followed up on a pledge he made to the U.S. Senate Homeland Security and Government Affairs Committee last week. He said hundreds of millions of dollars already handed out with little or no competition would be rebid. Now we seem to be making progress....he goes on to say in addition to rebidding the major contracts, a FEMA plan to competitively award recovery contracts to small disadvantaged businesses and to consider the geographic location of prime contractors and subcontractors to ensure a preference for local hires
......oh wait isn't Shaw Co local?(heheh)
Sunday, 9 October 2005
Why Are Republicans on the Top 10 List ?
Now Playing: $180 Million Given to Oil Lovers Lawmakers
Topic: FEMA & FAILURE
This list is made of all Republicans, they make up the Top 10 Favorite Oil Industries Politicians:
As I paste from the Greenpeace
website that said "Meanwhile, members of Congress and the oil industry are using the Katrina catastrophe as an excuse to expand offshore drilling. Last week, more than 100 companies sent a letter to Speaker of the House Dennis Hastert and other Republican leaders, asking Congress to open up coastal areas in other parts of the country for offshore oil and gas exploration.
The oil industry has clearly demonstrated that it cannot safely operate offshore drilling operations, and the last thing Congress should be considering is exposing the rest of the nation to these risks.
If any lesson is to be learned from hurricane Katrina, it is that the nation must move to renewable sources of energy, which will cut down on global warming and reduce dependence on unstable and dangerous forms of energy like oil and gas. “It is outrageous and unacceptable that elected officials on both sides of the aisle appear willing to do whatever it takes to help their buddies, even if it means allowing them to profit off the backs of homeless hurricane victims,” said John Passacantando, Executive Director of Greenpeace
Instead of investing in these Oil Barron's, Our elected officials who are truly concerned about this issue will take the necessary steps to invest in renewable energy sources like solar and wind power. These sources are safe, affordable, and long overdue
click HERE to send your Congressman a letter urging them to use the right type of rebuilding solutions and to quit feeding the profit ridden Oil Giants "more money" by allowing them to promote and perpetuate more dependency and not take responsible alternative answerers to real issues that need real honest attention. Sorry, this cant just be another Oil Handout.
Click -->HERE for a Greenpeace look at the hurricane damage to the oil platforms. And they want to drill some more!
Are we sleeping America?
NEW WORLD ORDER = ALEX JONES VIDEOS
Now Playing: Crazy Secret Gatherings and Bizarre Connections to Bilderberg
Topic: Poolside & Surfing
THIS GUY SCARES ME
MY GUT TREMBLES WHEN I SEE HIM IN ACTION
In this very short clip he shows us he is looking into the secret doings of Bohemian Grove ...very odd stuff if you ask me
WATCH THIS GUY "Alex Jones"--> HE KICKS ASS!
....and besides why are so many worldly T0P Officials and corporation CEO's going to these Bilderberg meetings? And why does it have to be so secret cause it just seems really damn strange huh? ....hmmmmmmmm? If they are getting together we Joe Anybody citizens have a right to know what is up with these networking cultist?
There are some people who don't like this type of crap! And they are trying to do something about this secret bullshit behind locked gates and for example "You can't shit on us anymore" is what Alex Jones says as he goes inside the gates of the Grove, see the 2 part series below.
Watch this cool clip of the infiltration into the secret Bilderberg Groups Meeting at Bohemian Grove PART 1 VIDEO CLIP
then here is PART 2 VIDEO CLIP just wish it shown more of the actual going-ons inside their meetings etc. The videos are not long enough.
A great long list of the "Alex Jones Reports" are found right --> HERE = You got to check em out!
This link -->HERE is about those Bilderberg's. It is a radio program narrated by Alex Jones and just one of the few that exposes this charade.
This ritual of the Owl Burning and hooded cloaks by attendee's's's and a mock sacrifice of a young child....I mean I have heard of dinner theater but what is this shit?
Most people don't even know about this little cult-get-together. I am starting to worry about these weird-os heck these are major leaders for peanuts sake!
John McCain's anti-torture amendment passed by a remarkable 90-9 vote
Now Playing: Reality Check .....Duhhhhh it passes I can't believe it!
Topic: Torture & Abuse
Numerous Facts Provided & Copied from "Human Rights First"
Great News... last night's Senate decision, after a fierce and drawn-out battle, to pass Sen. John McCain's anti-torture amendment. His amendment passed by a remarkable 90-9 vote. :-)
Boldly challenging the White House, the Senate sent a clear message that there is a torture problem, it must be fixed, and the time is now. Torture will not be tolerated.
(Damn do you think we should??) what a bunch of ignorant swindlers...hell no there shouldn't be torture !! Ge Wizz are they retarded? I a dumbfounded that we need to go through this process and have to force the White House to act ethnically. This ignorant process to define morally and what is right and wrong concerning Torture and abuse should be basic ethics type of policy and not need this discovery process so far into the 21st Century The US having to need to be define our standing policy or be so confused we don't know "what is right anymore?" I blame this all on the Bush Crime Family and the Neocon cronies that orchestrated this mess.
What an embarrassment we are to the rest of the world. Freedom my ass! We are a cruel torturous country that has prisons outside its borders in order to violate USA Laws(sic) and we capture citizens of all ages and hold with out trials or charges for indefinitely. Makes you the reader to be represented by our Federal Government and their behavior to do this, I don't know about you , but I can't stand to be represented like this.I am ashamed.
Only nine Senators (Boooo!) withheld their support: Allard (R-CO), Bond (R-MO), Coburn (R-OK), Cochran (R-MS), Cornyn (R-TX), Inhofe (R-OK), Roberts (R-KS), Sessions (R-AL), and Stevens (R-AK). Sen. Bill Frist,(What-A-JERK!-First) who had been blocking this amendment, amazingly voted for the provision. Do you see a certain Party Trend here ...Oh! They all are Republicans..wow!? Birds of a feather flock together...
In addition to the letter from 28 retired senior military leaders informally coordinated by Human Rights First to support Senator McCain, former Secretary of State Colin Powell also endorsed the amendment yesterday. He wrote in a letter to Sen. McCain: "The world will note that America is making a clear statement with respect to the expected future behavior of our soldiers. Such a reaction will help deal with the terrible public diplomacy crisis created by Abu Ghraib."
Well Golllllllyyyyy I sure hope so!
Senator McCain's amendment, which sets a clear standard for U.S. interrogations of detainees and prohibits torture, goes a long way to ensure that the atrocities committed by U.S. troops at Abu Ghraib and elsewhere will never be repeated.
But we have major obstacles ahead. We still face fierce opposition from the White House, which threatened just yesterday to veto the amendment. Also, the legislation now moves to a House-Senate Conference Committee, where it will face strong opposition.
Good God this is stupid but it is so fricken true ....!
....THE REALITY SEEPS INTO YOUR MIND EVER SO SLOWLY .....LIKE THIS STORY we just read about
THE "ZEBRA 3 REPORTS" ARE
ABOUT BRINGING THE "unHEARD-OF-TRUTH" TO SLEEPING AMERICA
This site from Human Rights First which has a list and the letter that a bunch of Military leaders signed about torture and common sense. Whoaa!
http://www.humanrightsfirst.org/us_law/etn/pdf/mccain-100305.pdfit is a nice that some are not sleeping here in America.
But will their voices be heard? ........Huh?
Joe Anybody here saying
STARTS WITH YOUR VOICE!
SPEAK OUT AGAINST TORTURE! AND WAR"
Saturday, 8 October 2005
SPIN DOCTORS TOP 6 MANIPULATIONS
Now Playing: SPIN the Words - Learn The Language
Topic: Poolside & Surfing
What Do You Call It?
1. What do you call it when a group of people take the law into their own hands and kill people without a fair trial?
~ A lynching
What do you call it when the United States takes the law into its own hands and kills people without a fair trial?
~ Operation Enduring Freedom
2. What do you call someone who explodes a bomb and kills innocent people?
~ A terrorist
What do you call someone who drops a bomb from a plane and kills innocent people?
~ A brave American pilot
3. What do you call a weapon that can kill thousands of people?
~ A weapon of mass destruction.
What do you call a weapon that has killed 1.5 million, including more than 500,000 children?
4. What do you call an attack on the Pentagon, a command and control center in the United States?
~ A cowardly attack
What do you call the destruction of an Afghan village by U.S. bombs?
~ An attack on a Taliban command and control center
5. What do you call it when about 3,000 people were killed in the September 11th attack?
~ An atrocity
What do you call it when about 5 million people were killed in the Vietnam war?
~ A mistake
6. What do you call someone who stands up in front of a crowd and tells stories?
~ An entertainer
What do you call someone who stands up in front of a crowd at the Pentagon and tells stories?
~ Donald Rumsfeld
*My apologies for not giving someone credit there was no names to give credit to when I seen this on the web it was being passed in a nameless fourm.
Fingerprints taken to enter Disney World
Now Playing: proportionality test
Topic: Civil Rights
Giving up your fingerprints to enter Disney World?
Come on is this part of the Bush Plan to stop Terrorism?
First this practice fails the proportionality test.
Proportionality answers the question--is the amount and type of information being collected equal the level of security being sought?
Timothy E. Flanigan Withdraws From Deputy Attorney General
Now Playing: The facts hurt and the Truth prevails
Topic: Torture & Abuse
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
WASHINGTON -Timothy E. Flanigan, the controversial nominee to be deputy attorney general, withdrew his name from consideration today, just days after the Senate adopted the McCain anti-torture amendment to the Defense Department spending bill. Flanigan was one of the architects of policies that led to the detainee abuses, and the American Civil Liberties Union said that his decision should not distract Congress from fully investigating those interrogation policies.
The following can be attributed to Christopher E. Anders, an ACLU Legislative Counsel:
"Flanigan was hit from all sides during this confirmation process, about his role in multiple scandals. When pressed, he refused to account for his role in the development of policies that led to the abuses at Abu Ghraib and Guantanamo Bay. (What a dishonorable scumbag)
Flanigan had no business supervising prosecutors responsible for investigating and prosecuting torture and abuse that his own policies helped facilitate. (yet) These cheating bastards were trying to pull the wool over "Sleeping America " eyes, but the ACLU cought their ass and turned up the HEAT ....hahaha smell the bull shit cooking?
"While Flanigan may fade away from the spotlight, lawmakers must continue to focus on the decisions that led to interrogation policies that abandon the rule of law. Low-ranking individuals like Private Lynndie England have been charged and sentenced, but the higher-ups that crafted these policies have gotten off scot-free. We renew our call on Attorney General Gonzales to appoint an independent, impartial special counsel to investigate the torture and abuses scandal. It is the only way to assure the public that this government is committed to demanding accountability, eliminating abusive interrogation procedures and restoring the rule of law."
new brief update
....I leave you with today this thought:
I copied this comment below from
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Rumsfeld and the White House would have us believe that there is no connection between policy documents exploring torture and evasion of the Geneva Convention and the misconduct on the ground in Guantanamo Bay, Iraq and Afghanistan — misconduct that has produced at least 30 deaths in detention associated with "extreme" interrogation techniques. But the Nuremberg tradition contradicts such a contention.
At Nuremberg, U.S. prosecutors held German officials accountable for the consequences of their policy decisions without offering proof that these decisions were implemented with the knowledge of the policymakers. The existence of the policies and evidence that the conduct contemplated in them occurred was taken as proof enough.
There is no doubt that individuals like Graner and England should be held to be accountable. But where is justice — and where are the principles the U.S. proudly advanced at Nuremberg — if those in the administration and the military who seem most culpable for the tragedy not only escape punishment but in some cases are slated for promotion?
Friday, 7 October 2005
White House Wants to Promote ~ To Cover Torture Tracks
Now Playing: And Flanigan Wanted a Promotion
Topic: Torture & Abuse
Concerning the nomination of Timothy Flanigan for Deputy Attorney General, a June 21, 2004 Newsweek article quotes Flanigan as he explains the interest of the CIA in obtaining legal advice on permissible interrogation techniques. The same article describes White House meetings chaired by then-White House Counsel Gonzales in which Administration lawyers found acceptable: water-boarding, or dripping water into a wet cloth over a suspects face, which can feel like drowning; and threatening to bring in more-brutal interrogators from other nations.?? Saying if we used these techniques, it would save American lives.
He also says when asked about if using questionable techniques was inhumane. Flanigan responded that inhumane treatment is not susceptible to a succinct definition. He also stated that whether any of these practices would be lawful would depend on the facts and circumstances surrounding its use, and that it would be inappropriate for me to speculate about whether such techniques are lawful or humane.
Get a load of this shit this guy is selling. He is spinning around the legal terms of being inhumane as he runs for the 2nd highest Law Enforcement position in the Country
It seems there reportedly is a withheld second August 2002 memorandum from the Justice Department to the CIA that approves a long list of interrogation techniques that reportedly include practices that go beyond not only prior Justice Department and Defense Department practices, but also prior CIA practices. A June 27, 2004 USA Today article reported that a current Justice official who knows the memos contents said it specifically authorized the CIA to use waterboarding, in which a prisoner is made to believe he is drowning. According to a June 28, 2004 Washington Post article, other approved techniques include refusal of pain medication for injuries, and stress positions, light and noise bombardment, sleep deprivation, and making captives think they are being interrogated by another government.
The first memorandum was withdrawn and replaced by the Justice Department less than a week before the confirmation hearing, but Gonzales defended the faulty legal reasoning in the memorandum.
During the confirmation hearing for Attorney General Gonzales, members of the Judiciary Committee closely questioned Gonzales on the August 1, 2002 Bybee memorandum that narrowly defined torture.
Now this get interesting?..On September 19, 2005, the Justice Department refused the request of Senators Kennedy, Feingold, and Durbin for this memorandum. The Justice Department explained in a letter that [t]here are substantial confidentiality interests associated with any such opinion, which would consist of confidential legal advice for the consideration of senior Administration decision-makers . . . its disclosure outside the Executive Branch would harm the deliberative processes of the Department and the Executive Branch and disrupt attorney-client relationships.?? Meaning they are gonna cover their own asses by some stupid substantial confidentially interest considerations for (burp!) senior Administration blah blah blah..,
Which brings me to Todays spin by Bush and the White House Crime Gang... that with the Senate overwhelming passage of a prisoner treatment policy amendment it was OBJECTED by the White House? ...Well excuse me Boss! But we don't appreciate your twisted-ass-covering torture policies and youre making the world hate us and our Fascist sick attitude that are violating the War Act Policy and Human Rights Violations.
Sen. John McCain (R) of Arizona, who sponsored the amendment that would bar cruel and inhumane treatment of detainees, says this is not what the United States is about. He hits this point straight on. But when he tries to get answers on this subject from Military Officials ..he gets nothing, Same as the troops that are in these prisons, trying to run these mad houses for the Pentagone, and when they ask for guidance or policy!!...They too get nothing ! Youre not surprised? This is The USA The Bush Crime Family Way!
White House officials say that legislation would limit the president's ability to carry out the war on terrorism. Ya I bet?KHis terrorism His war that he has illegally waged.
Ya see for months, the White House has threatened to veto such an amendment, now attached to the $445.5 billion Defense Appropriations bill for fiscal year 2006. The amendment was initially attached to the 2006 Defense Authorization bill, but was pulled from the Senate floor by Senate majority leader (What-A-JERK!-First) Bill Frist, after the White House threatened a veto. Now the part that sickens me is the ?? White House Threatens Veto line! Are they out of their minds? Or are we for allowing this torturing sick thought process?
I say allowing because you dont have to sit here accepting this. I am outraged. I am in the streets over this.
All this McCain's amendment establishes is that the Army Field Manual is the uniform standard for interrogation of detainees and it prohibits "cruel, inhumane, and degrading treatment of prisoners in the detention of the government." Is that something to veto? Cant we all agree here in the Land of The Free to this amendment? For Pete??s sake People. Is Anybody Awake? Are there any other average Joe Anybodys out there that can see this for the simple request for dignity that it is? Stop Torturing period!
Now let me repeat what the amendment does All this McCain's amendment establishes is that the Army Field Manual is the uniform standard for interrogation of detainees and it prohibits "cruel, inhumane, and degrading treatment of prisoners in the detention of the government See if we cant even promise that much, we have become some pretty worthless saps.
One SERIOUS disturbing fact of this provision is it would not cover the Central Intelligence Agency or curb the process of moving detainees (rendition) to other countries where torture is allowed, limiting its impact. As we get fucked again by the Above The Law CIA. The damn Government is spitting in our faces. And I hate being spit in my face.
A report by Maj. Gen. George R. Fay about the abuses at Abu Ghraib said the conduct of C.I.A. personnel at the prison was perceived by military officials there as more aggressive than that allowed by the military. The report said the C.I.A.'s conduct had a corrupting influence on military interrogators and contributed to a view among them that it was permissible to exceed strict guidelines for interrogations.
I want Tortured stopped and when Congress enacts laws the CIA skip around them like a bald faced liar would.
We work so hard to pass an amendment that just says the basic right of life "To treat these prisoners as Humans" and then the damn CIA sneaks around anyway hahahahahahaha (with White House Approval)
...this is just great....
This is a quote from an ACLU site which explains what needs to happen. In the absence of an appointed outside special counsel, the only government agency that can prosecute civilians--including contractors, CIA employees, or other civilian government employees--is the Justice Department. Within the Justice Department, the only prosecutors who can prosecute violations of criminal laws against torture or abuse are either in the Criminal Division of the Justice Department or in the various Justice Department offices of U.S. Attorneys for specific districts around the country. Thus, the only way for civilians to be held responsible for criminal acts is for the Justice Department to investigate and prosecute.
Although Attorney General Gonzales has refused thus far to appoint an outside special counsel for the investigation and prosecution of violations of federal laws against torture and abuse, the standard for an appointment has clearly been met, and the need is only reinforced if Flanigan is confirmed. Unless an outside special counsel is appointed before the confirmation of Flanigan, the Senate will not have any Executive Branch commitment to full accountability and responsibility for criminal wrongdoing by civilians??.(end quote)
And in closing a quote below is also from the ACLU to the Senate Judiciary Committee Regarding the Nomination of Timothy Flanigan to Deputy Attorney General. Thank God at least this Civil Rights group has put enough heat on the testimony and has stood up to these sick bastards to make them accountable and face the srinking music they wrote.
(quote)The American Civil Liberties Union strongly urges you to oppose moving forward on the nomination of Timothy Flanigan to be Deputy Attorney General until the Justice Department takes two necessary steps: (i) publicly releases an August 2002 memorandum from the Justice Department to the Central Intelligence Agency that authorizes specific interrogation techniques, including waterboarding (simulated drowning); and (ii) appoints an outside special counsel for the investigation and prosecution of criminal violations of federal laws against the torture or abuse of detainees There is an urgent public interest in investigating and prosecuting all civilians committing torture or abuse or conspiring to commit those crimes against persons being held by the United States as the best way to ensure that the government complies with the rule of law, and forever stops the use of torture and abuse. A small number of enlisted men and women and a few lower-ranking military officers should not be the only persons prosecuted for crimes, if top officials and other civilians also engaged in criminal wrongdoing. Given the clear evidence of deliberate and widespread use of torture and abuse, and that such conduct was the predictable result of policy changes made at the highest levels of government, an outside special counsel is certainly in the public interest. Although the ACLU does not take positions on Executive Branch nominations, we urge you to oppose moving forward on this nomination until the Justice Department takes these two important steps toward accountability.(end quote)
Much of this page was derived from or quoted from the ACLU link
And more info copied from
Zebra 3 Reports is 100% concerned in stopping Prison Abuse and Torture Here in the USA and in Foreign Countries.
It is with great disheartenment that in these Foreign Countries where abuse is happening in prisons, that it is the USA that is blatantly abusing captive citizens of all ages, boldly in the name of Terrorism while the Average Joe Anybody sits at home thinking our Leaders are better men than they really are. (burp) man this makes me sick!
Stay tune to see if the confirmation of Timothy Flanigan to the Deputy position sickens our Justice System.
Wednesday, 5 October 2005
PETA BANGS THE DRUM
Mood: don't ask
Now Playing: Video on Fur Farms *SHOCKING TREATMENT* warning*
Topic: Protest !
Hey! Its Joe~Anybody here, I was wondering.... Is it that you "don't like PETA" or you "don't like what they expose you to, when you really don't want to know?" I had to consider if passing this link along was, well you know... appropriate? But then when I was watching as much of this shocking! VIDEO as I could stand I realized "maybe the inappropriatism is what PETA is exposing" and in that case Hell Ya no problem --> So I pass this LINK along about the Fur Farms in China. You see, it turns out there are no regulations governing these fur farms in China. The farmers can house and slaughter animals however they see fit and they do! Believe me! Excruciating deaths, and miserable lives. Uncalled for abuse. Now after watching this video it has twisted an image in my memory and PETA gets its message through to one more heart.., mine The Drum beat to Save the Animals seems a little louder. And it feels Good for an average 'Joe' like me to be a little more aware and outraged after watching only just a part of that video and yet now...am ready to join in and Drum. ...One thing I know for sure is, I can't watch any more of that video!!!
Tuesday, 4 October 2005
Is it Controversial to ask about Torture?
Now Playing: Media Spins Torture issue into acceptable Military behavior
Topic: Torture & Abuse
The following quote in bold is part of a short comment and forum on really a GREAT website I enjoy reading Alternet.org ....which brings up the point: Should the U.S. military be engaging in torture? Evidently, such questions are now controversial. That should tell us something about the news media's current political climate in the United States of America.
That should tell us something about our news media's current political spin. Ummm can I interrupt and be quoted for the record, that Torture is Friken Wrong, no matter who, what, when & where! There is no controversial to any of this?! Its....
(The fact that we continue to violate human lives and law makes us some pretty dumb fuckers!) geee wizzz! I am ashamed and pissed!
I can not believe that our country would side-step the Geneva Laws and continue to do this type of abuse and show/hide such a disregard for Human Life! ....but Hey! beings "Sleeping America" doesn't follow or understand torture and Cheating, and Liars and Media~Spin all-to-well.... I guess this blatant abuse of Human Life(s) is to be expected.
I mean we are trying to stop terrorism right? Well isn't this a form of Terrorism? This cat and mouse hit the prisoner and say "prove it?" is really demented.
Go back to sleep America its just some 'Other Fathers Son' being torured
....ok end of my quote for the record!
Looking back on the 1960s, it's notable that the wisdom of those civil rights laws is now accepted by almost the entire political spectrum. "Controversial" issues became non-controversial when advocates of human-rights positions were able to get appropriate measures enacted into law.
In a sense, for human rights, we can gauge the progress of our society by assessing what has been settled and what is in open dispute.
So, today, what are we to make of the fact that torture is controversial?
Monday, 3 October 2005
Made in the USA
Mood: don't ask
Now Playing: Jacks Friend Tommy D is the Government
Topic: Liars & Cheaters
Old Tommy became majority whip and then majority leader by raising massive sums of money....speaking of $$$$ Just between the years 2000 and 2002 alone, he raised a total of $12.6 million -- and by strategically spending it on Republican candidates, in effect he was buying the loyalty of his colleagues.
His good buddy Jack (Abramoff) who was a DeLay's go-to guy on Israel issues, and Jack was instrumental in DeLay's push to make sure U.S. labor law could not be used to cover sweatshop workers in the Marianas, an American protectorate in the South Pacific. Oh sleepy Americans this is fine Government at work here.
(Clothing made in sweatshops in the Marianas can still be labeled "Made in U.S.A.") Even when this seems odd to me just knowing Tom and Jack spun it around a while means who knows how dirty it can be? It is like allot of unquestionable things with these guys that sorta become one of the many DeLayoddities!
Ya know Tommy D has been doing this dirty money passing to the Republican party for a long long time. See the Dirty Baker Dozen link
--> HERE By Basically funneling tons of cash to the GOP from ill begotten gains. Am I shocked? No ! I read that DeLay and two associates are NOW charged with conspiring to illegally steer $190,000 in corporate donations to state legislative candidates in 2002 and to disguise its source by sending it through national Republican campaign committees. Ahhhh yep! Laundering the money till its corporate clean.
Oh Boy seems like quite a creative scam for a bigot of a guy who once told a waiter in a restaurant that "he didn't care about the governments smoking laws concerning his lit cigar ...He was the Government"
Fame has its price and being mentioned on a weekly show on NBC by his "name" was being referred to as "the bad guy was wearing a Tom DeLay tee shirt". Hahaha ...nice!
Tommy D is mad but NBC tells him "So what just lump it you're a rock star NOW!! (those were my words but you get the point) hehehe
This is fitting
Join me NOW in a little celebration/remorse mp3 file jingle.
The download link if the above mp3 link doesn't work is this original link
here --> http://www.funnsylvania.com/media/tomdelay.mp3
NOW Here --> http://www.funnsylvania.com/media/tomdelay-prince.mp3 is a prince-DeLay mellow tribute that today is not complete without standing arm and arm and giving tribute to a "scammer loud mouth Hammer"
Saturday, 1 October 2005
Smoke & Mirrors Aircraft Engines and Nuclear Reactors with Media Spin through NBC, CNBC
Now Playing: Privacy Cheif Steps Down ~ to a Job with General Electric ~ The financial Backer of WorldCom
Well here is the headline of a CNET web page on Saturday morning (quote)"The U.S. Department of Homeland Security's first privacy chief stepped down on Friday amid praise from civil-liberties groups--and regret that Congress didn't prescribe more power to her position.
Nuala O'Connor Kelly, appointed by then-Secretary Tom Ridge in April 2003, plans to start as General Electric's Washington-based chief privacy leader and senior counsel in early to mid-October." (end quote)
This position was created because the Bush administration was getting a lot of complaints about its CAPPS II and Total Information Awareness program Now both these two departments are awash in collecting information and sharing with ??? We exactly don?t know. This secret data mining is being done to Protect America from Terrorists, but I see it as more of an intrusion into our personal lives. These protections were not really needed to make the airlines safer. There were "All Kinds Of Warnings! about planes hitting buildings that the government had about this, it was their neglect that caused these tragedies to happen.
By tracking info on you and me or looking under our daughters shirts is not going to make us safer.
This privacy issue is a JOKE and an admonishment of our civil liberty. Heck any Terrorist with fake ID can get past all this horse shit. This privacy issue really is more of feel good position to bullshit the general public. The created position lacks any power or teeth to do much but other than perpetuate the "I your president, care about your privacy so I will make a position to watch over these issue" when it really is all Smoke n Mirrors by Bush n Company Spin Doctors
Notice who she went to go work for from her Privacy Position, a big
Media Owner who is also a happens to be war profiteer among many other things.
The GE's Reigning CEO Jack Welch had enormous influence and was consistently ranked CEO of the Year by the slavish business press; he was major Republican donor as well. That hasn't kept General Electric from being involved in countless scandals and examples like when GE was fined $100 million for trying to get bankrupt creditors to pay without informing the bankruptcy courts, in effect paying debts that they no longer legally owed.
Seems to be some more of the good old Governmental' "one hand washes the other job transfer." My privacy concerns feels all the more secured now, Thanks Homeland Security!
Read more of this GE Corporate pickle here
To get to Corp Watch Home Page
click --> HERE
Spinning spinning we all fall down........
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